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The scene recreated the chiefs of the Secwepemc, Syilx and Nlaka'pamux peoples relaying grievances over their treatment by the federal government. Wilson presented the scene during Canada Day celebrations in Chase, B.C., to show the public the issues Indigenous people have faced.
Housty said she would also like to see a greater recognition of what Indigenous communities are facing.
'No celebrations': Indigenous communities, leaders share Canada Day frustrations
VANCOUVER — Jess Housty can't remember the last time Canada Day was celebrated in the Heiltsuk Nation.
Housty lives in the coastal B.C. town of Bella Bella where the Heiltsuk Nation is known for its efforts to help conserve and protect the Great Bear Rainforest. Canada Day comes this year as Indigenous Peoples absorb reports of confrontations between the police and Aboriginal people, as well as accusations of systemic racism in British Columbia's health-care system. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the director of the University of British Columbia's Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, has been appointed by the provincial government to investigate accusations that some B.C. emergency room staff played a game to guess the blood-alcohol levels of Indigenous patients.
She said Celebrations like Canada Day, Victoria Day and St-Jean-Baptiste Day are symbols of colonialism. Canada Day also comes after recent anti-pipeline protests by First Nations and the Black Lives Matter movement, which adds to the complexity of the national celebration, she said.
I saw this on Yahoo, I thought you’d want to know and read this ...
Bad journalism and media defamation.....
Actually this article is very funny and dim-witted!!
Too bad, and who actually cares to celebrate anything these days!?
The scene recreated the chiefs of the Secwepemc, Syilx and Nlaka'pamux peoples relaying grievances over their treatment by the federal government.
Welcome to the unsatisfied club!
Is there a point in time where everyone was happy?